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Published on materials and sites For more information, visit this page on the Internet. Introduction. Of course there is no doubt that the key for figure skaters and hockey players is that they skills and experience gained as a result of many hours of training. However, one can hardly underestimate the importance of the quality of ice on which they serve. Different characteristics of the ice may be deprived of a chance of winning even the most an experienced athlete.

Closed ice arenas (indoor rinks) are used for nearly 100 years of entertainment and all ice sports including ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating. For all of these sports the quality of ice is of great importance. Creating high-quality ice surface is not just freezing water. Technologically, the right to create (freezing) of the roller includes about a dozen stages. On some of them need Fill the layer thickness of less than a centimeter.

A single layer requires the application of special paints to create an even and attractive background colors and ice, and in the case of hockey, it is necessary to provide quality marking the ice arena. On the other hand the ice, which is great for one sport may be completely unacceptable for another. Ice Arena (ice rinks closed) Long before the hockey and figure skating have become Olympic sports, ice skating was possible only in winter. In Northern Europe, winter lasts longer, and they always had a certain advantage. The question arose: What about countries with warm or temperate climate? Hockey and figure skating have become massive and professional sport only after the closed ice arenas, who worked year-round. The first ice rink came in the homeland of hockey in Canada. Glory and the first success in prototyping modern rinks owned by Canadians, brothers Lester and Joe Patrick, who on Christmas Eve 1912 was opened in Victoria, Canada's first enclosed ice arena.


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